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Environmental Diversity Assessment to Enhance Attractineness of Eco-tourism in Asir Region, Saudi Arabia

Version 1 : Received: 16 September 2020 / Approved: 17 September 2020 / Online: 17 September 2020 (08:06:50 CEST)

How to cite: Al Mohaya, J.; Elassal, M. Environmental Diversity Assessment to Enhance Attractineness of Eco-tourism in Asir Region, Saudi Arabia. Preprints 2020, 2020090387 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0387.v1). Al Mohaya, J.; Elassal, M. Environmental Diversity Assessment to Enhance Attractineness of Eco-tourism in Asir Region, Saudi Arabia. Preprints 2020, 2020090387 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0387.v1).

Abstract

This is study follows environmental diversity assessment for geotourism development in Asir region. Geotourism seeks to supporting the tourism landscape in its interaction with the historical and archaeological, architectural or immaterial heritage, and requires diversification in terms of product, market and geographical potential. The study is based on various tourist facades and environmental diversity in Asir. As tourism development is a comprehensive undertaking involving many sectors, and these are the challenges to which the country’s tourism industry should respond to promote domestic tourism. quality and spatial pattern of tourism resources, climate comfort, and natural disaster possibility. Based on analyze multi-source datasets collected, geomorphological features of this area, we created a GIS database comprising geologic and topographic maps, and satellite images using these datasets. The findings of the study provided valuable insights into the role of environmental diversity in achieving tourism. The study examined the interrelationship between tourism and environmental diversity.

Subject Areas

environmental diversity; eco-tourism; Asir region; GIS; RS

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